District Court

San Juan County District Court is adopting a 32-hour work week for hourly employees effective September 25, 2023. The District Court Offices will hold regular hours of operation and remain open to the public Monday – Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm. The department's output will remain consistent with existing service levels and productivity will remain the same across the organization. 

To learn more about the County's 32-hour work week initiative, visit our Engage San Juan County website


District court has adopted a new court hearing schedule effective January 1, 2024.

Click here to view the new schedule.

Portrait Photo 2022Presiding Judge Carolyn M. Jewett

The following quote hangs in the courtroom: “The ordinary administration of criminal and civil justice … contributes more than any other circumstance, to the impressing upon the minds of the people, affection, esteem, and reverence towards government.” Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist No. 17 (1787). It daily reminds us of our mission to serve the public by providing an accessible forum for the fair, efficient, and understandable resolution of civil and criminal cases while maintaining an atmosphere of respect for the dignity of all individuals.

What We Do


District Court has jurisdiction over the following types of cases:

  • Criminal Misdemeanors and Gross Misdemeanors,
  • Traffic and Non-Traffic Infractions,
  • Parking Infractions,
  • Civil Suits up to $100,000,
  • Small Claim Suits up to $5,000 for a business or other legal entity, or $10,000 for claims filed by a "natural person".
  • Civil Protection Orders,
  • Name Change Petitions 

If you wish to request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please review the Instructions and Information for Requests for Accommodation, and then complete the Request for Accommodation form

This is the form if you wish to have a Sealed Medical and Health Information Cover Sheet


Remote Appearance Instructions

Please contact the court at 360-378-4017 or districtcourt@sanjuancountywa.gov for remote appearance instructions for protection order hearings. For all other hearings, please use the link or call-in information below. 

Daily Microsoft Teams Meeting Information

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456293222@t.plcm.vc 

Video Conference ID: 114 684 230 2 

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Or call in (audio only) 

+1 360-726-3293,,260008172#   United States, Seattle 

Phone Conference ID: 260 008 172# 


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District Court Video Disposition Procedure